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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Popular culture -- Religious aspects,
  • Religion and culture -- United States,
  • United States -- Religion -- 1960-

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-310) and index.

Statementedited by Bruce David Forbes and Jeffrey H. Mahan.
ContributionsForbes, Bruce David., Mahan, Jeffrey H.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL2525 .R4613 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 324 p. ;
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15474083M
ISBN 100520213246, 0520220285
LC Control Number99032106
OCLC/WorldCa41445735

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